With football growing in popularity all the time, there are an increasing number of options for where to start your child off playing right on your doorstep in Surbiton.
Surbiton and south west London is certainly blessed with its fair share of football classes for beginners. If you’re looking to introduce a budding young player to their first football sessions, then here are three programmes to consider.
Team Angels Toddler Football takes place at Surbiton Library Hall and is run by the KEY Sports Academy. Sessions last for 45 minutes and are held every Monday morning between 10.20am and 11.05am, meaning that this is the perfect way to tire out your little ones on what can often be the most manic day of the week.
It’s not just for the kids either – Team Angels encourage parents to take part too. Sessions are designed to develop a child’s technique and confidence while also imparting the values of discipline.
The first session is free and if you’ve got two budding footballers in your family, then Team Angels’ special sibling rate means that the second chid can join in for a discounted price.
The Little Foxes Club run weekend sessions for children aged between 18 months and 2 years in Hurlingham Park in nearby Fulham. This is football at its most non-competitive level with the onus on simply having fun and learning the skills required to become better players from a young age.
Each class is inclusive of all abilities with extra support provided for those children with additional needs. Little Foxes have been providing coaching since 2007 across parks in London with their experience and expertise making them one of the leaders in community-based sports classes in the area.
We Make Footballers Surbiton Academy caters for players of all abilities aged between 4 and 12 with their weekly sessions taking place at Southborough High School. The purpose of We Make Footballers is to help every player become the best they can be and enjoy the sport.
The training is based on individual development focusing on helping each player learn or master the footballing fundamentals. This means that you can join at any point in the school year.
Training takes place indoors in the winter months, meaning it is never cancelled due to weather, that parents and players stay warm and that players develop better ball control. In the summer months, we move outdoors so that players have a brand new experience of football with larger playing spaces and that they spend lots of time playing in the fresh air.
All coaches are FA Qualified whose skills are then further improved through in-house WMF Qualifications. 1 on 1 training is available for those who would like to work on specific aspects of their own individual game. Through links forged with local grassroots teams and professional clubs, We Make Footballers are able to recommend young players to clubs in the area when they feel the time is right.
The first session with We Make Footballers is free and training takes place on Tuesday evenings across two age groups.